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Criminalize Organic Farming? EXCUSE ME?! BILLS: HR 875 and S 425

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- 3359 days ago -
PLEASE contact your representatives and Senators about this! This is being pushed by the drug companies.. No more ORGANIC food - pesticides required! Insecticides KILL OUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS, ALLOWING us to be sick more often.. Take Action!

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Dan Mahony (45)
Saturday March 14, 2009, 10:24 pm
No question about it. Insecticides, pesticides and defoliants can cause normally healthy people to become gravely ill by adversely affecting not only their immune systems, but also their respiratory systems. Especially those families living in close proximity to farmland "crop-dusting".

. (0)
Saturday March 14, 2009, 10:46 pm
The actual bill itself, in its entirety, is located at:

It's a fairly long read and I may well have missed something; however, I don't see anything in the bill which will criminalize organic farming. If anyone can point out the wording in the bill which states that it would be appreciated.

Janet Pearson (8)
Sunday March 15, 2009, 4:50 pm
There is nothing in HR 875 that would criminalize organic farming! Right now, our foods are supposed to be inspected by either the FDA or the USDA but too much is falling through the cracks. The idea is to take the food inspectors from those two agencies and give them their own agency that does nothing but look after our food supply. The Food Safety Administration would require food crops and food processors to be inspected, with fines issued if standards were lax and food unsafe, like that factory that shipped salmonella in all that peanut butter! I wish people would actually read these bills before they start squawking and spreading rumors!

. (0)
Sunday March 15, 2009, 4:59 pm
Quite right, Janet. That's what I also saw after reading the actual bill.

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday April 3, 2009, 3:08 pm
Well, the supermarket lobbyists and food processing plants obviously have hired canvassers; they were in our Farmers Market, here in NYC, today and said they'd be there tomorrow, too. They're interviewing and videotaping statements from Farmers Market vendors and customers.

Now, they don't want us to grow our own "organic" food!!! THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS ... how did they slip this one by us?

Spread the word.

This bill has already passed the House and Senate and is sitting on President Obama's desk awaiting his signature.

You can write to the President and give him your feelings about this "food safety bill" that they're trying to slip by us ... tell him not to sign it ... tell him to send it back to those crook$ and liar$ in Congre$$ and demand food inspections and organic foods rather than all those antibiotics, hormones and additives they're giving us now.

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. (0)
Friday April 3, 2009, 5:12 pm
Where does it say in the bill, Blue, that organic farming will be prohibited, criminalized, or otherwise forbidden? Several of us haven't seemed to be able to find that provision in there.

Since you seem to think it is there, I assume you have read it and can point it out to us.
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